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Departmental Manpower

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of staff in his Department dealing with universities are graduates of Oxford or Cambridge university. (180169)

While the Department is collecting information about professional skills as part of the Skills Audit which is being undertaken, the survey does not ask for the origin of university degrees and we do not currently have a record of what proportion of staff in DIUS (or the Department for Children, Schools and Families) dealing with universities are graduates of Oxford or Cambridge universities.

This information could be gathered only at disproportional cost.